Methamphetamine Tool Kit
April 2006 – June 2006
Richard A. Rawson, Principal Investigator
The California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs contracted with ISAP to write 20 topical briefing sheets on methamphetamine (MA) for clinicians (with a secondary audience being counties and other states). Topics covered were MA use among women, men, adolescents, men who have sex with men, and ethnic minority groups; children exposed to parental MA use and production; MA and criminal justice, the environment, HIV and HCV, and co-occurring disorders; general health effects of MA; detoxification from MA; MA myths; MA prevalence in California, trends in MA treatment admissions in California, and knowledge needed to better address the MA problem in California; guidelines for effective assessment, treatment planning, and recovery for MA users; and best practices for treating MA-dependent individuals.